Looking for more information on a specific time period or literary movement? Use the Historical Background Links below to find online maps and timelines, take virtual museum tours, read primary source documents, and more.
The British Monarchy: The Tudors
http://www.royal.gov.uk/ output/ Page19.asp
Find out more about the Tudors, including the reigns of King Henry VIII and his daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, on the official Web site of the British Monarchy. Click on "Next Monarch" at the bottom of the page to move through the line.
Description of Elizabethan England
http://www.fordham.edu/ halsall/ mod/ 1577harrison-england.html
From the Modern History Sourcebook, this electronic text consists of 18 chapters that cover everything from manners to attire during Elizabethan times.
Life in Elizabethan England
http://renaissance.dm.net/ compendium/ index.html
This compendium offers more than 70 pages of insight into everyday life in Elizabethan England. Topics include games, food, money, occupations, religion, pasttimes, fashion, manners, attitudes, and education.